MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. Chemicals carried on board of April vessel can be the cause of intoxication for seamen from the ship evacuated to Port Kavkaz, the Russian Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport told TASS.
"The cargo on board, rather than food intoxication, could be the cause of feeling sick," the press service said. The vessel carried ferrosilicon - the chemical capable of liberating gas when becoming wet or stored improperly, the agency said.
It was reported earlier that five affected seamen from the April were hospitalized in the Temryuk central district hospital with the preliminary diagnosis of "intoxication of unclear etiology." Their condition is satisfactory, the Healthcare Ministry of the Krasnodar Region reported.
The federal agency reported earlier that six crewmembers were supposedly intoxicated on board of the April vessel under the flag of Panama. There were five Turkish nationals on board , with one of them died, two Georgian nationals and one citizen of Ukraine.